Posted February 16, 2012 by

Top Earners Amongst 2011 Grads: Finance Major Working for Banks Started at $67,700

Top pay among Class of 2011 bachelor’s degree graduates went to finance majors landing financial manager positions with banks, according to a report published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

NACE’s Winter 2012 Salary Survey shows that the average starting salary for these graduates in this position and industry was $67,700.

In comparison, finance majors who landed financial analyst positions with banks averaged $49,800. Overall, the average starting salary to a finance major — regardless of position or industry — was $48,300.

Other top-paying positions for the Class of 2011 include aerospace engineer ($61,900), computer scientist/systems analyst ($61,400), industrial engineer ($61,000), and computer software engineer ($60,400).

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